Nurmagomedov urged to organize a fight between former UFC champion Oliveira and Russian Makhachev
MOSCOW, May 8 – Former UFC champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov turned to the leadership of the American promotion with a request to organize a duel in the fall between the former belt holder Brazilian Charles Oliveira and his compatriot Islam Makhachev.
Oliveira previously defeated American Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 274 in Phoenix (USA).
“Is there really a more interesting fight in the organization at the moment than Islam (Makhachev) vs. Charles (Oliveira). Just bring these fighters to Abu Dhabi on October 22. Let the undisputed champion be determined,” Nurmagomedov wrote on his Twitter page.
On Friday, the Brazilian missed weight ahead of Gaethje’s title fight and was stripped of his lightweight title.